We fight to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.

At the LIVESTRONG Foundation, our mission is to inspire and empower people affected by cancer.

We consider anyone affected by cancer—patients, caregivers and loved ones—a survivor at the moment of diagnosis and through every stage of the cancer journey. We’re letting survivors know they’re not alone. There are 28 million people living with cancer around the world, and we’re standing with them in the fight against cancer. We’re helping survivors find their voice and take control of their fight.

In 2010, cancer became the leading cause of death worldwide.

 
 

Cancer accounts for nearly eight million deaths worldwide each year, killing more people than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. LIVESTRONG is calling on world leaders to make cancer a global priority. We believe all cancer survivors have the right to receive the treatment, services and support they need.

Share Your Story

  • I have or have had cancer.

  • I have a loved one who has had cancer.

  • I am a health professional or healthcare provider.

Together with local partners, we will…

  1. Increase Awareness of cancer as a priority among policy makers.

  2. Improve Access to care for cancer survivors around the world.

  3. Empower People affected by cancer to engage in the fight against cancer.

 

Voices

  • Paul Farmer

    Haiti

    I believe in healthcare as a human right. The fight for healthcare is a human right. The goal of preventing human suffering must be linked to the task of bringing others—many others—into a movement for basic rights.


  • Medjine Edmond

    Haiti

    I went to hospitals all over Haiti and I even went to Cuba, but no one could help me. Finally, I found help [at Partners In Health/Zanmi Lasante]. I get very good care, and the services are free. I am very satisfied with my experience here and so grateful.

Partners in Health

DELIVERING HOPE

The Lance Armstrong Foundation is working with Partners in Health (PIH) to support the creation of a cancer care delivery system in Haiti.

This program helps to train local health professionals and builds a supply chain for medical equipment, needed supplies and affordable drugs and vaccines. PIH is also working with local doctors, nurses and community health workers to deliver cancer care services today; and they document these patient outcomes to build a research agenda that will benefit countries around the world.

Cancer accounts for nearly 8 million deaths worldwide each year, killing more people than TB, AIDS and malaria combined. The situation is particularly dire in the developing world. In 1970, only 15 percent of new cancer cases occurred in the developing world. Currently, over half of new cancer cases and almost two-thirds of cancer deaths now occur in low-income and middle-income countries, and the burden is expected to grow. By 2030, it is estimated that 70 percent of the global cancer burden will be borne by the developing world.

The LIVESTRONG documentary, Delivering Hope, illuminates through patient stories the possibility and promise of treating cancer in settings with limited resources. The Lance Armstrong Foundation is working to ensure that people around the world have access to the cancer care and support they need. Learn more at www.livestrong.org/deliveringhope.

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